DSA Briefing 2015 - West Grove Primary School

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DIRECT SCHOOL
ADMISSION: DSA
• Introduced in 2004
• To promote holistic education and provide students
an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse
range of achievements and talents in seeking
admission to a secondary school.
What is it
• An admission exercise to allow participating
secondary schools to select some P6 students for
admission to Secondary One.
• The selection is based on their achievements and
talents before the Primary School Leaving
Examination (PSLE) results are released.
• Each secondary school has a cap to admit 5% of
Secondary 1 enrolment via DSA
• Secondary schools will have their own admission
criteria
What secondary school?
• Government schools
• Government-aided schools
• Specialist schools
• School of the Arts (SOTA)
• Singapore Sports School
• NUS High School
• Students prepare portfolio of
TIMELINE
PreApplication
Stage
April
achievements/ prepare repertoire
of performances
• Student obtains information on
DSA-Sec schools, such as
distinctive programmes, selection
criteria, dates of trials / tests /
interviews, by:
• Checking the schools’ websites,
• Calling the schools,
• Visiting the schools.
TIMELINE
Application
May
Different
schools set
different
dates
• Student identifies the
school(s) he/she would like to
apply to.
• Student checks with the
secondary schools he/she is
interested in, on how to
apply.
• Submit application.
TIMELINE
Selection
July –
August
• Shortlisted student goes for
selection tests / camps or
interviews at the DSA-Sec
school(s).
• Student receives outcome of
application from the school(s)
he/she has applied to (i.e.
Confirmed, Waiting List or
Rejected) by end of Aug
• Students with "Confirmed" Offers or who
TIMELINE
Preference
stage
MidOctober
have been put on the "Waiting List" of a
school will receive a School Preference
Form from their respective primary
schools.
• The form indicates the list of schools that
the student have received Confirmed Offer
from and/or placed on the Waiting List.
• Parents can indicate their child’s school
preference(s) for up to 3 schools in the
DSA-Sec School Preference Form
• Parents can submit their child’s school
preference(s) either electronically via DSASec Internet System or physically to the
child’s primary school
Result
• Once students have exercised DSA preference, not
possible to exercise option to choose 6 secondary
schools after PSLE results
• Student collects his/her DSA-Sec allocation result from
his/her primary school, together with his/her PSLE results.
• Student who is unsuccessful in the DSA-Sec Exercise will
be notified of the outcome of the application and will
participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise
An example
http://www.woodlandssec.moe.edu.sg/dsa/dsa-criteria

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